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To Text or Not To Text

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by John BIG, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Dec 27, 2011 at 5:46 PM
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    John BIG

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    Fellow Tacoma lovers... Please no texting while driving... I saw a lot of drivers now doing it and so many accidents that cause by it. Let's show them we Tacoma drivers are more considerate to ourselves as well as to others. So please, DO NOT TEXT AND DRIVE!!!!

    Please share also your bad experience from texting while driving. Maybe it will help some of us here to realize the danger of doing it.
     
  2. Dec 27, 2011 at 5:50 PM
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    ChamYota

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    I agree. I see kids(like myself) who claim they can "text without looking" and drive.
    I know better. DONT DO IT :D
     
  3. Dec 27, 2011 at 5:50 PM
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    rbeezy

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  4. Dec 27, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    I find its easier when I lean the seat right back and use my feet to steer, then I'm hands free and can look away from the reflections in order to see my cell phone clearer
     
  5. Dec 27, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    I don't even answer the phone when i'm driving, let alone text. I'm in on this!
     
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    Oat

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    I can ride a bicycle and text.
     
  7. Dec 27, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    Warhorseforever

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    ^^^ Lol. I usually just wait until I stop I'm to the point where I can text without looking, thanks high school, but still don't bother with doing it while driving.
     
  8. Dec 27, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    Banff2007Tacoma

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    I agree dont text and drive. Dont drink and drive.
     
  9. Dec 27, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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    babytruck

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    I wish they would enforce the law more. They say the state has no money - well they might catch up if they start ticketing these offenders. I see sooooo many people here that are holding the phone to their face and they are not focusing on the road. Kids and texting too. If it's that important, pull over and CALL the person. It was so much safer before cell phones.
     
  10. Dec 27, 2011 at 5:58 PM
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    I'm glad a lot here knew better....
     
  11. Dec 27, 2011 at 6:00 PM
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    I agree!
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    I hope this doesn't make me sound heartless but people stupid enough to do that shit are usually the firsts to go during the natural selection process. I just don't like it when they take out others with them :(
     
  13. Dec 27, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    this should be posted in the 1st gen. section to,so they know not to do it.
     
  14. Dec 27, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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    I wouldnt text and drive but I do check TW on my smart phone
     
  15. Dec 27, 2011 at 6:06 PM
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    Im too busy shifting to text.
     
  16. Dec 27, 2011 at 6:29 PM
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    So how are you able to keep your eye on the road if your eyes are on the screen? :confused:
     
  17. Dec 27, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    It's illegal in my county now you will get pulled over and get a ticket but still see people doing it
     
  18. Dec 27, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    Ill send a short message at a stop light or something. Anything over a couple words i just wait till im home or wherever im going. I used to do it. Then my friend tried to run over a tree while txting and the tree won.
     
  19. Dec 27, 2011 at 7:01 PM
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    The problem is: it is pretty hard to enforce in court. Sure the cop can ticket you, and probably should if he/she catches you. But the fact of the matter is, your phone is your property, so they can't easily summon your phone to "prove" you texted or tacomaworld'ed while driving. They could get the info from your carrier, but not likely.

    Around here, if you are ticketed for txting/talking, just show up to court and you win.... no way to prove otherwise.

    On another note, to the guy who txts and bicycles... I once saw a dude riding a sport bike (wearing no gear) while txting and smoking a damn cigarette if you can believe that.
     
  20. Dec 27, 2011 at 7:14 PM
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    Thanks to those guys who corrected me. I posted it twice.... Sorry
     
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